Various types of paper can be used to create wonderful pieces of art. If you’re an artist wanting to know which is the best paper for your medium, keep reading.
Here I will explain why you should use specific paper for different art works and my picks for the best paper for ink drawing and watercolors.
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At a Glance: Our Choice of the 5 Best Paper for Ink Drawing And Watercolors
Canson XL (Editor's Choice)
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Read ahead for my picks for the best paper for ink drawing and watercolors!
5 Best Paper For Ink Drawing And Watercolors
1. Canson XL
2. Bee Paper Cotton
3. Strathmore Bristol
4. Fabriano Artistico
5. Arches Cold Press
So what is the best paper for ink drawing and watercolors?
Any artist out there using printer paper for ink drawing and watercolors, please stop! If you can, buy some proper paper. You can experiment with papers such as Vellum, Papyrus, Yupo and Metallic but try these once you’re used to your medium. These can add different textures and shades to inks and watercolors.
Arches is amazing for watercolors but the price is steep. Strathmore is great for ink but you get less sheets than the others on the list. Whichever paper you buy depends on how much you want to spend, the amount of sheets you need and which medium of art you prefer.
Overall my winner for the best paper for ink drawing and watercolors goes to the Canson. It’s a well known brand, a good amount of sheets and a large sized paper. It is also a great paper for both ink drawing and watercolors, win win.